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The Importance of Confession

openness and brokenness in marriage
The enemy will do all he can to keep us from being open with our spouse about our sexual failures. Satan will convince us that confessing them will only bring hurt and confusion, that God has already forgiven us, and that it’s a sin of the past that has been dealt with.

Our Choices Affect Our Children

moral purity provides protection
When Satan binds a father through hidden sin, he is free to enter the lives of each family member to torment them. Struggles in a child’s life such as rebellion, lying, fears, moral failures, and other problems are often a direct result of hidden sins in the father’s life.

Stand Alone for Truth

upholding righteousness for the glory of God
As a believer, it is likely that some time during your life you will be challenged to stand alone—to be in a situation that forces you to decide if you will obey God or “follow the crowd.” Your decision will either glorify God or give the enemies of God an opportunity to

Find Freedom From Lust

victory is possible through Jesus Christ
Sin in our lives is similar to a ring in a bull’s nose. Just as the ring empowers the owner to lead the bull around at his own will, so Satan is able to lead us wherever he pleases when we allow sin to stay in our lives.

A woman shares some of the benefits she experienced because God allowed her to suffer with the challenges of loneliness.

How to Conquer Discouragement

steps to victory
When you are discouraged or depressed, what should you do? Should you sit around and wait for God to act, or is there something you can do to resist the devil and reject his influence in your life?

Winning the War Against Lust

summoning reinforcements for individual “battles”
Accountability is more than going to a brother or sister in the Lord and confessing failure. Accountability is going to them in the middle of a battle, before we’ve fallen, and asking for their help.

The Myth of the Perfect Family

overcoming the dangers of comparison
Do you ever feel the pressure of comparing your family with others and realizing that you do not measure up to what you see? We all have dreams of what our ideal family life would be.

The Common Traits of Teachers

learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of teaching
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of teaching. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and cause discord in the Body of Christ.

Studying Scripture With Online Resources

Many Web sites offer valuable information to assist you with a study of Scripture. Below are descriptions of several Web sites that we have found to be helpful and reliable.

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